School Business Management

Assessment Inside a Procurement Dispute in North Carolina
North Carolina officials' switch in reading-test vendors just weeks before the new school year got underway is spotlighting the often murky process of contracts and procurements for K-12 services.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 20, 2019
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Budget & Finance Leader To Learn From In Wary Community, Finance Chief Builds Strong Case for K-12 Investment
In the Ossining, N.Y. school system, Assistant Superintendent for Business Alita McCoy Zuber pairs her powers of persuasion with cost-conscious budgeting to help plan the financial future of a growing school district. She is a recognized as a 2015 Leader To Learn From.
Arianna Prothero, February 24, 2015
7 min read
IT Management Tech. Tools for Managing Schools Face Stagnant Market
Purchases of technologies that help power districts' administrative and operational functions have lagged, although some observers predict a rebound in the near future.
Benjamin Herold, June 9, 2014
5 min read
Education Funding Striking a Balance in Evaluating Teacher Buying
Some states are enacting policies that give teachers a bigger role in what products and materials they use in the classroom.
Jason Tomassini, December 4, 2012
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Jennifer Allen: Central-office power comes from providing a service that principals need.
Jennifer Allen: Central-office power comes from providing a service that principals need.
School & District Management Job Roles Shifting for Districts' Central Offices
In "portfolio" districts, responsibilities that once rested at the central office are falling to principals, who may be operating magnet schools, charter schools, or neighborhood schools with varying levels of autonomy.
Christina A. Samuels, July 17, 2012
7 min read
Federal USDA to Probe Companies Running School Cafeterias
A federal audit will investigate whether food-service-management companies are pocketing the rebates from food suppliers.
June 14, 2011
7 min read
School & District Management Chavez School Turmoil Highlights Charter Issues
A well-regarded Colorado charter school network is riven by a management and oversight dispute.
Dakarai I. Aarons, September 30, 2009
5 min read
School & District Management L.A. Board OKs School-Management Plan
After a four-hour debate, the school board of the nation’s second-largest district votes to open the management of some 250 schools to outside groups.
Lesli A. Maxwell, August 26, 2009
5 min read
School & District Management Urban Districts Compare Notes on Operation
Benchmarking project allows leaders to fine-tune core business practices.
Dakarai I. Aarons, February 10, 2009
7 min read
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Illustration by Gregory Ferrand
Education Funding Commentary The Productivity Imperative
"The current economic crisis will challenge just about every public- and private-sector institution in America," write Marguerite Roza, Dan Goldhaber, & Paul T. Hill.
Marguerite Roza, Dan Goldhaber & Paul T. Hill, January 5, 2009
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School & District Management Business Lessons Guide Training for Charter Leaders
The Minnesota Leadership Academy for Charter and Alternative Public Schools pairs practicing and aspiring principals and other school administrators with business leaders.
Dakarai I. Aarons, December 2, 2008
4 min read
Law & Courts Effect of Nebraska’s Racial-Preference Ban Weighed
Educators expect few significant changes to schooling from the anti-affirmative action passed by voters.
Catherine Gewertz, November 14, 2008
4 min read
Trader Tom Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 17, a day on which stock prices plummeted.
Trader Tom Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 17, a day on which stock prices plummeted.
Photograph by Richard Drew/AP
Education Funding Wary Eyes Monitoring Wall Street
School business officials are keeping a close watch on the markets—and on district investment portfolios and teacher-retirement funds—amid escalating upheaval on Wall Street.
Linda Jacobson, September 18, 2008
6 min read
Budget & Finance News in Brief Boston Schools Eye ‘Pilot’ Status
Changing status would free the 20 schools from some district mandates and union work rules.
Ann Bradley, March 11, 2008
1 min read